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's going on in this case now. >> ed lavandera on the scene for us as he's been right from the beginning. thank you. elsewhere, in maryland, police say the fbi are now investigating an abduction with ties to the baseball legend cal rib ken jr. his mother was found safe this morning almost 24 hours after being taken from her home at gunpoint. cnn's lisa sylvester's working the story for us. what happened here, lisa? >> hi there, wolf. what we know is this all started about 7:00, 8:00 yesterday morning when a man apparently approached and went to violet ripken's house and abducted her at gunpoint. he then according to authorities spent most of the day driving around in her car throughout central maryland. and it was only until around 8:30 last night when there was a citizen in the neighboring county, in baltimore county, who saw a suspicious vehicle. he called it in to county authorities. and at that point it was that tip that eventually led to violet ripken being found this morning unharmed back near her house in aberdeen. she was however bound. authorities at this point are not clear wha
's ed lavandera is in aurora for us. ed, what do we know about this package? >> reporter: well, we're still trying to gather information on what exactly is inside that package, wolf. but as you mentioned that law enforcement official telling cnn that on monday police and fbi discovered a package that was apparent apparently sent by james holmes, the 24-year-old suspected gunman. now it's unclear obviously if this package was indeed sent by him, it was clearly sent before he was taken into custody. it arrived at some point on monday at the university mail room. we've also been told by hospital officials over the last couple of days this is something we've been monitoring for some time that there were two packages that were suspicious and were being looked into, one found in the mail room and also one that was actually delivered to a university professor. so we've been trying to nail down more information on this. and we'll continue to do so, wolf. >> what's the university of colorado saying about all of this, ed? >> reporter: well, now that the details have come out that this packag
be a reason why the prosecution is looking at this. saying it is good for us, too. >> in that sense they will dissect it. there is an anticipation that mr. zimmerman will testify in his case. any juror who saw this and if he goes to trial and not testify, why didn't he testify under oath? he was not under oath. it is it high stakes and in terms of getting his message across they were affective. steve stove his parents will join gretch with their reaction. jeb bush was at a couple of locations in ohio akron and hamilton, ohio. we hear so much about big government. that's one of the problems today with america. he said mitt romney is the man to fix things. >> policies of higher taxes and government and involvement in the regulatory environment of the economy and deficits where leadership is required to fix them and the president is missing in action created a morass and a dark cloud over our country that can be lifted by restoring american great theness and thos what i believe mitt romney will do on day one. >> gretchin: there is it a lot of discussion based on the president's comment
trip. his heart broken parents will join us to open up about their son and ask questions about the tragedy today, wednesday, july 11th, twomp. tragedy today, wednesday, july 11th, twomp. 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. we do have breaking news. that overnight train derailment and explosion in columbus. it happened to the southeast of the hawaii state university campus. >> it shook up a lot of people. witnesses say a huge fireball lit up the sky and a chemical smell filled the air. right now investigators aren't sure exactly what caused that crash. as we said, the area around the site has been evacuated as a precaution. we're going to have the latest on this story coming up just ahead. >>> also ahead this morning police released the frantic 911 call made after a florida teenager was attacked by an alligator. he
drivers license and fake u.s. passport at the time of the attack. jeffrey kofman has the latest. >> reporter: the suicide bomber targeted israeli tourists who come to bulgaria for holiday at a quiet black sea resort. just as they boarded the bus, the blast ripped true the vehicle. killing the driver, and five israelries. >> people are hurt, without legs, without heads. >> reporter: this youtube video shows the scene moments after the huge explosion. this security video shows the bomber in the airport just minutes before. he appears to be wearing a wig. he carried with him an american i.d. a michigan driver's license. but the city, baton rouge, as in louisiana. a cheap fake. no one claimed responsibility yet. but israel has no doubts. >> this is clearly a terrorist attack initiated by hezbollah, hamas, jihad or any other group. >> reporter: israel is convinced this is the work of iran. there have been repeated alerts and warnings in recent months about iranian-backed attacks on israelis. and today, israel is vying to avenge this attack. josh. >> jeffrey kofman, thank you. >>> now
for us, this is where it is. >> so you still get that buzz, an audience this size. >> yes, this is the biggest show in london that i can recall. we have played some big shows, but i don't remember anything as grand as this. >> you have been on tour now for nearly two years and are you pleased it is coming to an end? >> yes. >> in a word. >> absolutely, yes. >> it has been a long one. and it has been a great project. we had a new album out a year and a half ago, and it is now not such a new album, but it is a lot of mileage left in the songs, but it is something that you get to the point where you know it is time to get a rest and recharge the batteries and get new ideas to come out with a new album. >> all right. all new stuff you are talking out, but we will hear some of the old greats tonight, aren't we? >> of course. i mean, we know that our audience, and those songs. my wife came to see madonna and she was horrified and i'm not dissing madonna, because she is a huge fan, but she did not play a couple of the really big songs and we like to please the audience. >> and we
, today being the 8th. still life goes on and on and on, particularly for the many among us who are now staying active well into their 90s and even beyond. scientists investigating the secrets of longevity are making some intriguing discoveries. as barry pederson will report in our sunday morning cover story. >> reporter: what if you could add a decade to your life just by changing your diet and making new friends? that's the buzz in longevity circles thanks to research. how close? >> i see in terms of the choices we make, we can do this today. >> reporter: answers to an age-old question coming up this sunday morning. >> osgood: coming home is a story from our mark strassman about one woman's determination and compassion. >> yeah, i mean, when you get 19 acres of land, you can build your dream completely without compromising any part of it. >> reporter: she has always had an american dream. not just for herself but for hundreds of kids who came to the united states as war refugees. >> i think a lot of people take being an american for granted. all of us came to this country for a better
. >> thought we were going to die. >> and a u.s. airways flight forced to land suddenly in philadelphia, as a mysterious smell made the crew sick and grounded the plane. >>> narrow escape. this teenager dodging the jaws of death, after coming face-to-face with a ten-foot alligator. the beast dragging him underwater devitwice. how he broke free. he lost his arm but not his fighting spirit. >>> and back to work. tom cruise embraced by cast and crew, as katie holmes begins her new life with suri in new york. is katie taking cues from nicole kidman, as she says good-bye to tom? >>> and the whole gang here this morning. we have breaking news. let's go to columbus, ohio. that train derailment. firefighters and hazardous materials crews. two people are injured on the ground. they're going to be okay. the big concern, tryin to figure out if the chemicals burning in those cars are dangerous. >> 11 cars were derailed. not far from the university of ohio campus. jim avila is tracking the latest. let's turn to him right now. jim? >> reporter: good morning, robin. it started as a bright flash in the
of things are not all that strange to the congress. >> well, then give us some assurance. tell us that behind the scenes at least there's some constructive conversation going on about how to deal with this fiscal cliff before we go over it. >> well, i believe that the budget priorities committee, the committee on budget priorities and policies, they have said to us that this is not really a cliff in the common sense of the word, but more like a slope because i do believe that even after the elections, there is plenty enough time for us to come back here in a lame duck and do what is necessary to extend budgetary considerations for at least a year while we'll have time to really work on things we need to do. and that is to have the massive overhaul of our tax code. i think that we're in the trouble we're in today not so much because of people's priorities but because we have a problem with our tax code that needs to be fixed. i think that's what's important about that vote today. >> but, congressman, that approach of, we'll all get together and work together after the election, som
with the fiscal cliff. today, the senate hit the gas and headed towards the edge. >>> and u.s. and russia at odds over whether officials have the right to confront some americans in their own homes. >>> new details are coming about the young man who police say shot and killed 12 people inside a colorado movie theater. >>> plus, one of the victims who was shot three times has just been released from the hospital and he's "outfront" tonight. >>> i'm john avlon in for erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, playing chicken with the fiscal cliff. today the senate appeared to take action on extending the bush era tax cuts. appeared being the keyword. senator majority leader mitch mcconnell announced he would not filibuster the measure. instead he allowed a straight up-or-down majority wins vote. the republican plan, extend the tax cuts for everyone. and president obama's plan, extend the cuts for 98% of americans, how olds making under $250,000 a year. why would senator mcconnell do such a thing? >> the only way to force people to take a stand is to make sure that today's votes truly count, by setting these
. we're not going to ask you. >> i've been around forever and never seen this. >> we republicans used to be concerned back in the '90s when bill clinton would draw even with us on foreign policy. i want to talk really quickly, though, about that republican number because we've got some republicans around this table. let's talk about it. the democratic brand, doing pretty well. you know, it's 40/40. the republican brand upside down, let's talk about what's happened to our party over the past couple of years. >> a lot of erosion, joe. and i think that that's where the danger is for mitt romney, is that obama runs against a republican party rather than mitt romney and ties him to the republican party. >> republican party in washington. >> exactly. >> romney has to find a way to separate himself from the brand and lead the brand rather than follow the brand. >> sorry. >> i'm sorry, mark. >> goes back to convention speech. that's where i think he's going to have to become the leader of the republican party, rather than the congressional wing which is deeply unpopular. >> steve schmidt, i c
for getting the economy moving. he's got to hammer that. i think that's what the fall is about. >> you gave us a perfect segue to our next segment. >>> millions from the midwest to the east coast are finally getting relief from the oppressive heat. a massive cold front is pushing in from canada this morning, but the heat wave left a mark. >> the two weeks of scorching temperatures now being blamed for at least 46 deaths. as seth doane reports, it's damaged roads and buildings. seth, good morning. >> good morning, erica and charlie. that's right, that scorching heat may have triggered a massive transformer fire according to officials in new york this weekend. you can see where the fire scorched the side of this 16-story building. luckily, there were no injuries. the underground transformer burst into flames torching a nearby car. as temperatures hovered around 100 degrees in new york city this weekend. >> this heat wave is about as unusual as they get. we have had every single state in the lower 48 hit 90 or 100 degrees because of this heat wave. that's unheard of. >> the triple digit temperatu
us from capitol hill. congressman, thank you for being with us. let's talk about the leaks and your concerns. do we have any indications that they could have come directly from the white house and that they could have been blessed by the president? >> you see, andrea, it's a whole panoply of leaks. it rises to the concern where you have even democrats raising questions about the origins of these leaks, and so we know a couple of things. the most damaging -- and i would argue, andrea, these are some of the most damaging leaks to our national security probably in my lifetime. serious, serious consequences. in some of the leaks it showed it had to have a high level of clearance, covert access to the information and access to the situation room and as a former fbi investigator that narrows that pull pretty closely. as we would say, that's a clue about where you can start looking for where these leaks could have originated. i think that's why all of the speculation both on democrats and republicans, it may have come out of the white house. >> we're talking about the number of books inclu
was going to make you feel more uplifted this sunday morning, not so much. so, you know, i used to question when you look at the numbers, the more people went on disability, than were actual jobs in our economy, do you wonder is this an unfortunately consequence of the economy or something greater behind it, are the qualifications easier or people are encouraged to go on social security disability? why the drastic increase? >> and how much into this unemployed number we have been talking about, 5.4 million individuals long-term unemployed and the president yesterday on the campaign trail in ohio and pennsylvania, sees this though as a step in the right direction. >> we learned that our business created 84,000 new jobs last month and that overall means that businesses created 4.4 million new jobs over the past 28 months, including 500,000 new manufacturing jobs. that's a step in the right direction. [applause] >> that's a step in the right direction. >> alisyn: so the number of new enrollees to disability went up 19% higher than the jobs added. so, obviously, there is a big sort of discrepa
a phrase to focus on. good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, july 18th. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set we have msnbc contributor mike barnicle. yeah. i want to hear about that. wasp in the air. that's not a good day. we'll get to that. national affairs editor for "new york" magazine and msnbc political analyst john heilemann. like a wasp in your ear. and msnbc political analyst and visiting professor at nyu, former democratic congressman harold ford jr. >> good morning. >> how was your night with tiffany? >> tiffany amber thiessen, more on that later, she's great. great american. >> god. it's just not right. i'm serious. >> no telling what willie will or won't do after dark. >> that's a true statement, mike barnicle. we have some news to get to. >> we do. we do. you might just be be -- >> might be in that news. >> who spends an evening with tiffany when they do a show like this? but okay. >> willie geist. >> i want to hear about that. sounds like something people would want to hear in the morning. >> oh, my goodness. i'll tell you. after we do headlines. >> we'll do news and tal
and thank you very much. thank you to you at home for staying with us for this hour. rachel has the night off. in colorado today, the suspect in last week's mass shooting in the denver suburb appears in court for the first time. james holmes had what is called a first advisement this morning. he sat with one of his court apointed attorneys. reporters in the courtroom said his lawyer shielded him from victims of the shooting and the relatives who had come for the hearing. he is not expected to be charged formally in the case until next week. the trial itself could be as much as a year away. prosecutors say the man stormed into a midnight premiere of the new batman movie last week in the city of aurora. he came in with tear gas and guns and wearing enough protective gear that police almost reportedly mistook him for one of their own. though officers arrived in two minutes, he managed to kill 12 people and wound 58 others. he was armed with a pair of glock handguns, a 12-gauge shotgun, and an ar-15 assault rifle. all appear to have been purchased legally. law enforcement in colorado said he
't need a special council. we're going to have a couple of u.s. attorneys, one from d.c. and one from maryland, they're going to investigate which some say is political. clearly they work for the attorney general that works for the president. anyway, we'll play you -- we'll give you both the quotation. here first is senator feinstein on monday essentially taking aim at the white house for spilling the political beans, the secret beans. >> i think the white house has to understand that some of this is coming from its ranks. i don't know specifically where. but they're, i think, they have to begin to understand that and do something about it. >> and then up next, she again another statement just yesterday and we have this one for you, too. i stated that i did not believe the president leaked classified information. i shouldn't have speculated beyond that because of the fact of the matter is i don't know the source of the leaks. but, you know, this really brings up the issue of transparency as well which is something that the obama administration has promised from day one and if you'll
incarcerated in a county jail in new hampshire. carol? >> elizabeth cohen reporting live for us this morning. >>> also this morning, mitt romney may be longing for home sweet home. the republican presidential candidate is having to backpedal from several gaffs in a botched goodwill mission to london. and for millions of brits, that famous stiff upper lip turned to a sneer after this photo op meeting with britain's prime minister when romney questioned london's readiness for the summer games. it wasn't just david cameron firing back. "the daily mail" screams this question. who invited party popper romney? request "the sun" called him mitt the twit, and "the daily telegraph" says, mitt romney is perhaps the only politician who could start a trip that was supposed to be a charm offensive by being utterly devoid of charm and mildly offensive. jim, conservative media is actually downplaying romney's missteps. they say he was merely being honest about the olympic games in london, and britain should understand that. is that romney's view? >> well, honestly, carol, mitt romney has done a couple of i
of fuel to the campaign. the u.s. economy added only 80,000 jobs. the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.2%. the president on the defensive. david kerley is following the president. >> reporter: it didn't take long for romney to come off vacation and go on the attack. the president tried to make the case that the economy is still adding jobs. it didn't take long for the two candidates to respond. >> it's still tough out there. we have to grow the economy faster and put more people back to work. >> we have seen the jobs report this morning. and it is another kick in the gut. to middle class families. >> reporter: here's what's happened. in the first three months, good job growth. in the last three months, call it lackluster. >> the economy is recovering. it's a slow, falters, frustrating economy. >> reporter: on a bus tour through ohio, the spt arguing that more needs to be done. when he said this about job growth -- >> it's a step in the right direction. >> reporter: -- mitt romney pounced. he said creating 80,000 jobs is no step in the right direction. >> american families are sfru
right now. >>> and good morning to you. happy friday. thank you for joining us. i'm carol costello. we begin with new details on a man who is accused of being a serial infector of hepatitis c. david kwiatkowsky is accused of infecting many people. one hospital fired him for drug abuse two years ago. our senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen is in boston with more. good morning, elizabeth. >> reporter: carol, let me tell you when what happened in arizona. cnn has learned that david kwiatkowsky was working at a hospital in arizona when his fellow employees found him passed out in the men's locker room. they found syringes on his person. he was in possession of syringes. they took him to the emergency room to treat him. when they tested him, he tested positi for cocaine and marijuana, and that hospital did report him to arizona authorities. legal authorities, law enforcement i should say. now, of course, as you said, this begs the question, how did he keep working in hospitals? we asked one man who knows him. >> ron cross went in for a heart procedure in february and now he's here
assault in the u.s. we're an extremely violent country, it's true, but look at this. we're not nearly so violent as we used to be. our assault rate peaked in the late 1970s, and awful events like aurora not withstandings harx been falling continuously ever since. within america, the south is by far the most viole region. it has the most deaths from assault. then comes the wests where the shootings happens followed by the midwest and northeast. thanks again to karen for this chart. also, gun ownership is on the decline. the percentage of american ho e households that say they own a pistol or a shotgun is about half it was. and the most recent numbers from gallup which aren't on the graph have show an uptick in gun ownership. we don't kknow if that's a tick blip. this map, which we made with data from the new england journal of medicine compares a number of suicides by gun ownership rates. it's four times as high in states with a lot of firearms. even when you factor in suicide by other means. any means at all, states with a high rate of gunopership still experience twice as many suicides
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